Giveaway – YOU gNeek Necklace

by Sherry Riter in Giveaway

GIVEAWAY

I interviewed the very talented and creative YOU gNeek because I absolutely love her merchandise and I knew you would too. Everything is so unique and fun! I especially like the Mini Working Harmonica Necklace which reminds me of my grandfather and the Give Me An Inch Necklace that reminds me of my mother.

The merchandise she makes is high quality – not cheap and flimsy – and that just adds to my excitement at all the nifty things she creates. Each piece has a charm of its own and I haven’t found anything like her great store.

This is a little about the very interesting YOU gNeek…

How long have you had your own business?
I started in September 2008.

What do you find to be the greatest reward in being your own boss?
I am not my own boss, the customer is my boss and I am really happy when someone loves my stuff.

What do you find to be the hardest part of owning a business?
Splitting my time up between managing a fledgling business and taking care of my little one.

What motivates you?
I want interesting unique, I mean, YOU gNeek stuff and I find I have to make it myself and I feel I will never get around to making it for myself unless I am making it for another purpose like to sell to someone else who also wants one.

What atmosphere do you find most conducive creativeness?
Shopping! Either at a traditional store or yard sales. I love looking at stuff and figuring out WHAT ELSE it could be made into.

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about starting a business?
Be ready to do all the stuff you hate unless you want to hire someone else to do it. If you go it alone, you will have to be up to speed on every aspect of running a business like record keeping, advertising, sourcing, purchasing, financing, tax and accounting issues, business related legal issues, intellectual property issues, inventory tracking, and of course the creativity aspect.

Where do you get the ideas for your creations?
Like I said, shopping! either in a store, surfing the web, and yard sales.

What are you hobbies other than making things to sell?
I am really interested in child development and learned behavior and it’s possible consequence. I enjoy learning about brain development and defects. I like spy movies and books. I am also a dabbling inventor of sorts with a couple of great inventions that I will someday bring to market.

What are the web addresses that people can find your blog and stores?
Etsy store at YOU gNeek

I am in the process of updating my website at www.YOUgNeek.com and it should be ready in a few weeks.
Facebook You gNeek

The Giveaway is a
YOU gNeek Pink Level Necklace

valued at $39.99! Pictured below is a red and blue necklace which matches the pink one offered as the giveaway.

YOU gNeek Red Level Necklace
YOU gNeek Blue Level Necklace

Here are the simple rules (3 mandatory entries):

(mandatory entry) Visit YOU gNeek on Etsy and tell me your top three favorite products

(mandatory entry) Become a Google Follower of The Redhead Riter publicly

(mandatory entry) Enter to win the signed copy of Here All Along in yesterday’s posting

• For more entries check out the Giveaway Entries tab here

Please make sure that you include your email contact if it is not listed on your blog.

The contest will end March 13, 2010 at midnight EST.

I would like to thank YOU gNeek for the interview and for offering this giveaway to my readers. The necklace is fantastic. Good luck to everyone!

Disclaimer: Thank you YOU gNeek for sponsoring this giveaway! I received a matching necklace for review. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are entirely my own.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.



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1 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:23 pm

I entered the Here All Along giveaway.
Angie
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2 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I subscribe via google reader.
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3 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I follow Contests & Giveaways via google.
Angie
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4 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I fanned them on FB as Tofu Fairy.
Angie
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5 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I am your FB fan, Tofu Fairy -1-
Angie
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6 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:27 pm

I am your FB fan, Tofu Fairy -2-
Angie
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7 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:27 pm

I sent you a FB friend request as Tofu Fairy.
Angie
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8 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I am Contest & Giveaways FB fan, Tofu Fairy -1-
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9 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I am Contest & Giveaways FB fan, Tofu Fairy -3-
Angie
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10 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I am Contest & Giveaways FB fan, Tofu Fairy -5-
Angie
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11 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm

I follow you on Twitter as FotoMacro.
Angie
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12 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I tweeted this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/10291634775
Angie
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13 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I dugg your blog on digg.com as Angie16: http://digg.com/people/The_Redhead_Riter_Witty_Intelligent_and_Addictive_2
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14 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I dugg your blog on digg.com as Angie16: http://digg.com/people/The_Redhead_Riter_Witty_Intelligent_and_Addictive_2
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15 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I get your emails.
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16 angie lilly March 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I follow you on FB network blogs as Tofu Fairy -3-
Angie
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17 angie lilly March 11, 2010 at 1:13 pm

daily tweet http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/10321278281
Angie
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18 Scott March 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Level With Me – Mini Blue Bubble Level Earrings
YOU Are Soooo Fun – REAL Working Mini Etch A Sketch Necklace
and
Get In Shape – Working Toy Shape Sorter Ball Necklace with Mini Shapes
are my top three!
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

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19 Scott March 11, 2010 at 3:09 pm

follow w/google
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20 Scott March 11, 2010 at 3:09 pm

entered Here All Along
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21 Scott March 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

subscribe w/google reader
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22 Scott March 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm

follow Contests & Giveaways w/google
Scott
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23 Scott March 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm

tweeted http://twitter.com/RePurrPussed/status/10320925458
Scott
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24 Scott March 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm

getting your emails
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25 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:36 am

I follow you on google friend connect (ash9)

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26 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:39 am

I entered to win the signed copy of Here All Along – thank you!

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27 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:47 am

I subscribe to your feed

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28 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:48 am

I became a facebook fan on YOUgNeek

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29 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:48 am

I became your facebook fan! – Entry 2

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30 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:51 am

I publicly follow Contests & Giveaways (ash9)

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31 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:51 am

I became a facebook fan of Contests and Giveaways – Entry 1

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32 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:52 am

I became a facebook fan of Contests and Giveaways – Entry 2

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33 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:53 am

I became a facebook fan of Contests and Giveaways – Entry 5

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34 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:57 am

I follow TheRedheadRiter on twitter @smash906

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35 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:58 am
36 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 1:01 am

Faved you on technorati (smash906) – Entry 3

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37 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 1:05 am
38 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 1:07 am

I follow you on networked blogs – entry 3

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39 Ashley March 12, 2010 at 1:08 am

I am an email subscriber

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40 very married March 12, 2010 at 5:55 am
41 madwoman-doing-cartwheels March 12, 2010 at 6:35 am

I love this shop! Thank you for pointing the way! I love these 3 items so much:

1. Vintage Gold Lighter earrings (You Light Up My Life)
2. Blue Tape Measure Bracelet (Do You Measure Up?)
3. Mini Thermometer Necklace (You Are So Hot)

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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42 Linda Kish March 12, 2010 at 6:43 am

GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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43 Linda Kish March 12, 2010 at 6:44 am

I entered to win the signed copy of Here All Along

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44 madwoman-doing-cartwheels March 12, 2010 at 6:44 am

I follow you on Google Friend Connect/Ally

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45 madwoman-doing-cartwheels March 12, 2010 at 6:47 am

I entered here All Along book giveaway.

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46 Katy~The Country Blossom March 12, 2010 at 10:06 am

I like the Give Me An Inch – Real Inch Ruler Necklace!

thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

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47 Katy~The Country Blossom March 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

I am a blog follower!

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48 Katy~The Country Blossom March 12, 2010 at 10:14 am

I follow you on twitter! KatyLMA

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49 Perfect Blue Moon March 12, 2010 at 2:50 pm

I love thier:
1.YOU Light My Fire – REAL Working Mini Waterproof Camping Lighter Necklace
2.YOU Are Soooo Fun – REAL Working Mini Etch A Sketch Necklace
3.REAL Working Teeny Tiny Mini Fountain Pen Necklace with Ink Bottle – Fountain of Youth

So awesome that you can actually use them!

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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50 Perfect Blue Moon March 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I entered in the here all along giveaway!

Anna
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51 Janel March 12, 2010 at 7:33 pm

I love the Sharp Tiny Folding Knife Earrings, The Geek Clock and Mini Fountain Pen Necklace!

jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

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52 Janel March 12, 2010 at 7:36 pm

I entered the Here All Along Giveaway!

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53 maria March 12, 2010 at 9:40 pm

holy cow this is the coolest stuff ever!
ok just 3?
the hour glass necklace
the compass necklace
the level necklace
and OMG star trek!!! I mean wow.
Dispellundead (at) gmail (dot) com

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54 Ashley March 13, 2010 at 3:16 am
55 Marianna March 13, 2010 at 5:05 pm

I follow you on twitter @mannabsn

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56 Ashley March 13, 2010 at 8:53 pm
57 Rachel S. March 14, 2010 at 3:48 am

I love the hour glass necklace, the compass necklace, and the fountain pen necklace!

I entered the Here All Along Giveaway.

I follow you on Twitter!

@MsRachelX0
thevelvetdoll@gmail.com

Thank you

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